Originally Posted by Stevie G
Ernie could have got a decisiom around this time. Floyd was faster,but Terrel's reach would have been a major factor.
No, Terrell's ''Octopus style" (may) have been a factor. Floyd is HOF, Ernie could have been a survivor in any era given his God-given tools but not hall of fame.
You know, I'm thinking about this fight now and here is how it may have played out circa 65-67.
The staid Terrell tries to establish his jab, Floyd's moving ducking side to side avoiding some, taking some. Unless Terrell lands a Sunday right hand (granted he did have that) within the first few rounds Patterson is moving under everything and landing his shots. Does anyone think Patterson is not hurting Terrell with one-two counters and the occasional Big Left Hook? Ernie realizes he's not taking out Floyd by mid-rounds and resorts to his usual plodding style en route to what I see as a lopsided UD.
I guess I'm open to other opinions...